Genealogy has always been of interest to me. It takes many years of hard work to become an experienced researcher, which I will never be. Don't be discouraged if you are interested in genealogy work on it when you can. It is a great hobby. Don't feel that you can't get into genealogy because you don't have the money to become a member somewhere. I 'm sure it is great if you are but not required to do genealogy research. There are lots of sites where you can get information for free. You don't even have to leave your home.